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London Film Museum

London Film Museum

'Bond in Motion' exhibition - see the actual cars and gadgets of 007 made famous by the movies!

Bloomsbury Square

Bloomsbury Square

A beautiful spot to sit in the sunshine!

My Old Dutch

My Old Dutch

The best place for pancakes on Shrove Tuesday - or any day of the year for that matter!

Exmouth Market

Exmouth Market

Amazing fresh food for all tastes. Charming, especially at night. A great place to relax in the sun.

The Zetter Townhouse

The Zetter Townhouse

Amazing cocktails - especially the Twinkles recommended by the waiter - impressive service, great atmosphere and a quirky, eccentric interior.

Ibérica Farringdon

Ibérica Farringdon

A great spot for tapas right by Farringdon Station, with good value, super tasty food and a buzzy atmosphere.

The Modern Pantry

The Modern Pantry

Great brunch/lunch spot and really fresh food. Worth booking as people come especially to Clerkenwell to eat here.

The Grill on the Market

The Grill on the Market

Steak, cocktails and very good fajitas... If you're a member you can even get 50% of food and 2-4-1 drinks!

Kerbisher & Malt

Kerbisher & Malt

Sustainable and stylish fish and chips that taste fantastic!

Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc

One of world renowned chef Raymond Blanc's chain restaurants with delightful views over Covent Garden. Ideal for after work drinks or reasonably priced, freshly prepared meals.

Neal's Yard

Neal's Yard

Bohemian cafes and shops with a relaxed vibe - the brightly painted frontages add to the quirky nature of this delightful central back street.

DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton

Great for family or group dinners. Looks very classy and the food is delicious. Voucher deals are always available. If you think you can't afford the Hilton, think again!

One Aldwych

One Aldwych

The afternoon tea at One Aldwych is a magical experience. Inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the steaming cocktail is just one of the culinary spectacles!

Homeslice

Homeslice

The best authentic pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, served whole or by the slice.

Kastner and Ovens

Kastner and Ovens

The best lunch stop in Covent Garden bar none. They have a daily changing menu of healthy salads and dishes to take away.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Holborn, Bloomsbury, Covent Garden, Clerkenwell, Euston, King's Cross, Soho, Barbican, Fitzrovia and City

"Covent Garden is actually spelt incorrectly - It was meant to be named Convent Garden after the convent garden built on the site from the 1200s."

Clerkenwell offers residents outstanding choice when it comes to the bars and restaurants and all so close to London's financial centre, too!

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Restaurants and charming shops sit in and around Convent Garden's former market place.

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Walk or take a bus ride along the Strand to soak in London's vibe...

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After school Pottery Class

The 1A Centre
Our after school Pottery Class is a lot of fun and makes use of our fantastic facilities at 1A Arts. We have a pottery studio, complete with kiln, allowing kid's to explore their creativity. Colleen is our very talented pottery tutor and always makes it a fun experience! Website

Family Art Sessions

October Gallery
The Family Programme at October Gallery has run successful family art sessions that use international art, multi-sensory activities and storytelling. Our FREE sessions run from 10am-11.30am on Saturday once a month and are suitable for Under 5s and older siblings. Website

JEMS Tuition

Coram's Fields
Junior English, Maths & Science Tuition is dedicated to helping young people reach their full potential. We are an independent group of qualified teachers who seek to instil the love and enthusiasm that we have for English, Maths and ScienceWe motivate students to become independent learners whose knowledge is based on solid foundations. Website

Oasis Sports Center


The central Oasis Sports Centre includes not one but two swimming pools - one indoor and one outdoor, both heated. Often the outdoor pool is popular with recreational swimmers and can be more over-crowded than the indoor pool even during the winter months. £3.75 (Outdoor swim) Website

New Mum New You

Coram's Fields Children's Centre
New Mum New You A fun and interactive post-natal weight management programme for new mums, with workouts to boost your energy and healthy eating tips for mum and baby. Website

Mum and BabyYoga - Pregnancy Yoga

Dragons Hall - Holborn & Covent Garden
Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences of a woman's life and yoga has long been recognised, by doctors and midwives to be one of the most effective means of easing birth. By working and connecting the body, mind, and spirit, yoga can help a mother feel comfortable, relaxed and fit during pregnancy, support the health of her growing child and ease delivery and labour pains. Pregnancy yoga has many benefits. On a physical level the specially adapted yoga postures will help strengthen tone and create flexibility in the body. The sessions will boast vitality, reduce stress and help relieve common pregnancy ailments such as back ache and fluid retention. The breathing exercises relax the nervous system and bring increased oxygen to the body and therefore the baby. They are very useful to use during labour to help deal with the contractions. Website

Singalong with Harriette

Church Hall
Harriette Ashcroft is one of the hidden gems of London. Guitar and vocals. Trained at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, She has work with Shared Experience, Theatre de Complicite and the Peter Hall Company. As a professional community musician her songs and stories have been performed by members of the London Symphony orchestra. She has received grants form the Arts council to develop her work . Website

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